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Members of residence halls bond at ROCFest obstacle course

Shakria Williams, a freshman majoring in special education who was a part of Lawson Hall, uses a straw to get Skittles into a bowl at the ROCFest obstacle course Tuesday.

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

While people waited for the Movie Premier Obstacle Course Tuesday afternoon to be set up for the Residents On Campus Fest, the students competing played an ice breaker together. Jovan William, the vice president of community engagement for residents hall association, said the Movie Premier Obstac...

ROCFest: Residence halls play trivia

Jovan Williams, a sophomore music performance major and vice president of community engagment at the Residence Hall Association, laughs with the crowd during Rocfest trivia night Monday afternoon in the Pemberton Great Room.

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Trivia night kicked off the beginning of ROCFest on Monday night in the Great Room of Pemberton Hall. Team members of the residence halls on campus gathered at 5 p.m. to compete for points that will add to their total for the whole week. The first game played was based on the players’ knowledge ...

ROC fest starts with a board game tournament

Residents of Lincoln Hall decide where to put a letter during a game of Bananagrams.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

September 25, 2017

Students could feel the friendly competition in the air as Residents on Campus fest started Monday evening with “Tournament Night,” a part of its 2017 “Panther Family Game Night” theme. Throughout the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, students played a life-size...

Boat race brings residents together

Shawn Hammers (right), a freshman political science major, celebrates winning the boat relay with his friend Tauhaun Mason (left), a freshman undecided major, Thursday at the campus pond. “Number one in the race, number one in your hearts,” Hammers said.

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

Even after a scary sinking situation, the cardboard boat race for "Residents on Campus" fest still gave residents the chance to mingle and show off team spirit. During the race, Thomas Hall’s boat sank because the bottom of it ripped off when the team was pushing it into the water. Justin Gunther,...

ROCFest boat race returns to Campus Pond

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016

“Residents On Campus Festival” is already in full swing, as the residence halls prepare for the annual boat race set for 5:30 p.m. today at the Campus Pond. Nick Bamert, president of the Residence Hall Association, has participated in the boat race for the past three years. For his fourth year...

Competition begins as residence halls face-off for ROC Fest

Staff Report

September 27, 2016

The Residence Hall Association kicked off the week of activities for Residents On Campus Fest with two activities Monday night. The Panther Babies scavenger hunt started Monday night and will continue through Thursday night, and the RHA also hosted their trivia night in the McAfee Gym. There are...

ROC Fest kicks off with student trivia contest

Demarco Owens, a sophomore family and consumer sciences major, John Becker, a senior family and consumer sciences major and Kyle Callahan, a freshman Kinesiology and Sports Studies major represent Weller Hall while awaiting the next question for the history portion of the ROC Fest Trivia Contest.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 27, 2016

Marissa Damore, junior family and consumer science major, organized a trivia contest Tuesday night in the McAfee Gym that kicked of the 2016 Residents on Campus Fest. The ROC Fest is the biggest program Damore has planned as vice president of community engagements. Helping run the event was the...

90s ROCFest kicks off with bingo

Alex Seidler, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2015

Gamers across campus waited for the chance to win a prize as the Residence Hall Association, or RHA, kicked off their Residents On Campus Fest with Bingo Monday. Prizes for winners included board games, DVDs, a T-shirt, a skateboard, gift cards and other toys. Morgan Blackmore Illinois/Nati...

ROCFest to bring “Thriller”

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014

The Residence Hall Association is preparing many events that will have all the residence halls competing against each other for the annual ROCFest competition. ROCFest is a weeklong competition among all the residence halls on campus. Each event adds points to the residence hall’s team, and the...

RHA reviews leadership and ROCFest

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 11, 2014

The Residence Hall Association to deliberate leadership participation opportunities along with deciding ROCFest’s upcoming activities Thursday. RHA president, Chrisitna Lauff asked members to join the Bond Revenue Committee, which will consist of three RHA and three student senate members. The...

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